It had been over a year since we’ve seen Ryan Roddy (7-1-1), one half of Ireland’s Geordie contingent along with Tommy Quinn, in action. The 25-year-old returned to the cage over the weekend at Made 4 The Cage 18 to face the highly touted Chris Fishgold (10-1-1).
A lot was on the line for both fighters as a loss here would’ve set them back in their respective quests to reach the UFC. But as it turned out it was a bit of a stalemate between the two top lightweights.
I fight report from the M4TC promotion they said that Fishgold won the second and Roddy nipped the third but it was the first round that was too close to call. And in the end all three judges scored it 29-29 for a unanimous draw.
The draw means that Roddy is currently undefeated in his past three fights, his last loss came against the UFC’s Paul Redmond in Dublin back in 2012. Roddy will be disappointed with getting a draw but at least he is back competing again. Injuries have meant he has a very stop-start career and this result against provides the perfect platform for a big year next year.
Fishgold has suffered his first pro loss earlier this year after going 10-0 since turning pro in 2010. A loss here would’ve surely knocked him back majorly but a draw is a middle of the road result and sets him up for the future.